D. Grover Brooks was the founder of the business which later incorporated as Brooks Bros., Inc. He was from Upton, Maine, and in his early 20’s when he bought out Brown’s Hardware Store on Main St. in Bethel. He also acquired other buildings on the lot and these were later joined together to make one large store, fabrication shop, and apartment complex. The business was named D.G. Brooks and besides hardware, it included a sheet metal and plumbing shop.
September 1, 2013 Brooks Bros., Inc. was sold to Community Energy Company out of Rumford, Maine. Brooks Bros still carries the name Bethel has known for 100+ years.